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Suspect in custody after standoff situation in Aiken

December 28, 2018

Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in custody after a standoff Thursday afternoon.

The man has been charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, according to Capt. Eric Abdullah with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Abdullah said the department received a call around 11:15 a.m. about a suicidal suspect in the 2000 block of Crawford Avenue near Pine Log Road.

Initial units made contact with a family member and set up a perimeter to try to speak to the man, Abdullah said.

Abdullah said during the course of the standoff, the suspect did fire a gun. Abdullah said the suspect surrendered.

The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time.

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